'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson
'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson
'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson
'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson
'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson

'Abstract Composition' by Pierre Olofsson

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artist: Pierre Olofsson (Swedish 1921-1996)

medium: etching

dimensions: 25 x 31 cm image size (approx)
signed and and numbered 12/75
circa 1950s

presented in a new hand finished timber frame with archival mat and non-reflective UV glass

AU $1345 (approx US $875 / 810 EUROS / 132,500 yen / 695 GBP - for exact current conversion visit xe.com)

artist bio
Pierre Sager Olofsson was born February 4, 1921 in Paris. He was a Swedish painter, print maker and sculptor.

Olofsson first studied art at Otte Sköld's s malarskola (painting school) from 1937-38. He then attended the  Konsthögskolan (Royal Swedish Academy of Arts) in Stockholm from 1938-43. A comitted concretist (Konkretism), Olofsson was a member of '1947 års män' (The Men of 1947), 

The '1947 års män'  were the artists who exhibited in April 1947 at the collective exhibition Ung konst  (Young Art) at Galleri Färg och Form at Brunkebergstorg in Stockholm. This exhibition has been referred to in art history writing as the single most important factor for concrete art's breakthrough in Sweden. Those who participated in the exhibition were Olofsson plus nine men and one woman: the painters Lennart Rodhe, Olle Bonniér, Karl Axel Pehrson, Randi Fisher (the one female member), Olle Gill, Lage Lindell, Armand Rosander and Uno Vallman, and sculptors Liss Eriksson and Knut Erik Lindberg.

In addition to his career as a painter, print maker and sculptor, Olofsson was also in demand as a designer and colourist for industry, mainly Husqvarna and Saab where he collaborated intimately with Swedish industrial designer Sixten Sason and also in later years with Björn Envall. Together with Sune Envall, Olofsson designed Husqvarna's new logo, which became the company's last before the merger with Electrolux. Olofsson also worked with the colouring of interiors and exteriors of industrial buildings including LKAB in Kiruna, Pharmacia in Uppsala  Sundsvallsbanken's head office in Stockholm, and Fortifikationsförvaltningen in Stockholm.

Olofsson is represented  in numerous public collections including works held at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, Norrköping Art Museum, Kalmar Art Museum and at Sundsvall Museum.

He passed away at the age of 75 on March 17, 1996 in Stockholm.